Workouts that Work – Try Skill-Based Functional Fitness

women jumping ropeFrom the perspective of our genetic history, we can see that we evolved from ancestors that were extremely active. Our hunter/gatherer predecessors literally moved to live.

But due to the conveniences of modern life, we no longer rely on those daily movement skills, so our bodies don’t function as well. That’s what makes functional training so valuable.

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The Perfect Plank for Every Fitness Level

couple doing plankWhen you’re looking to rock your core (all the muscles that surround your spine) plus extra work for shoulders, legs and more, look no further than the plank exercise.

Planks are a tough yet basic exercise. With dozens of varieties that can be used to advance or modify planks, you can include them at every fitness level for total body results.
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Spotlight on Suspension Training with TRX®

woman doing trx pushupYou might be familiar with the main amenities at your gym—strength equipment, group exercise, accessories like kettlebells and stability balls…but have you tried TRX yet?

TRX Suspension Training consists of hanging straps you use for bodyweight exercises. It develops strength, balance and core stability. Start as a beginner, and get super strong!

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5 Steps to Achieving Fitness Goals

girl running 1. SET REALISTIC GOALS.
It’s good to envision your ultimate goal but you must give yourself enough time to reach it. It took some time for you to be where you are now, so it will take some time to implement a lifestyle change. The best way to do this is to set both short-term and long-term goals. For example, if your ultimate goal is to lose 50 pounds, aim to lose 5 or 10 pounds a month for the short-term. Reaching your short-term goals will eventually lead to you reaching your bigger goal. The more steady you are with your weight loss, the longer-lasting the results!

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